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By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Thursday, December 07, 2006
The media has gone overboard discussing Sanjay Dutt's personal and professional life. But not a single journo has delved deep into Sanjay Dutt's home-production Beehad. Is the project on or off? If it's happening, is the project delayed since Sanju has commitments to fulfill? Who's officially producing the project? Will other actors star in the film? Questions... but no answers in sight!
We have the answers for you.
Over to Milan Luthria, director of Beehad:
"Initially, we had slotted the launch of Beehad in early 2007. But Ajay [Devgan] has date issues. He's starting his home-production and needs to concentrate on it. Sanju's not the type to push anyone, so we've decided to start by 2007 end.
"As of now, we've finalized Sanju, Ajay and Vidya Balan in principal roles. I am keen to cast Paresh Rawal. There's one more girl we need to finalize. We've already started scripting. We are also doing music sessions.
"Let me clear the air about who's producing the film. Beehad marks the coming together of Ajanta Arts [founded by Sunil Dutt], Aryan Films [founded by Rajendra Kumar] and G.S. Entertainment [Bunty Walia]. It's an emotional partnership. Sanju and Bunty [Kumar Gaurav] want to revive their father's banners and Beehad, therefore, is not just another project for them.
"Sanju is leaving no stone unturned to give his best. He wants us to start the film only after we're through with the scripting. He also wants to hire a Hollywood action director to do the stunts. He wants us to concentrate on the pre-production details minutely, so that there're no hiccups once we begin filming. In fact, he's in no hurry to rush the project."
Meanwhile, Milan is filming Hat Trick at breakneck speed. "We're halfway through in merely 17 days," Milan beams proudly. Tell him that the UTV team [producers of the film] is more than happy with him and he reacts instantly, "Yes, we hit it off very well. It's great working with professionals."
International Women Film Festival
Song shot in one take in Khandala